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By John Aberth | Comments: ( 336 ) | Date: ( Dec 10, 2019 )

Plagues in World History provides a concise, comparative world history of catastrophic infectious diseases, including plague, smallpox, tuberculosis, cholera, influenza, and AIDS Geographically, these diseases have spread across the entire globe temporally, they stretch from the sixth century to the present John Aberth considers not only the varied impact that disease hPlagues in World History provides a concise, comparative world history of catastrophic infectious diseases, including plague, smallpox, tuberculosis, cholera, influenza, and AIDS Geographically, these diseases have spread across the entire globe temporally, they stretch from the sixth century to the present John Aberth considers not only the varied impact that disease has had upon human history but also the many ways in which people have been able to influence diseases simply through their cultural attitudes toward them The author argues that the ability of humans to alter disease, even without the modern wonders of antibiotic drugs and other medical treatments, is an even crucial lesson to learn now that AIDS, swine flu, multidrug resistant tuberculosis, and other seemingly incurable illnesses have raged worldwide Aberth s comparative analysis of how different societies have responded in the past to disease illuminates what cultural approaches have been and may continue to be most effective in combating the plagues of today.


  • Title: Plagues in World History
  • Author: John Aberth
  • ISBN: 9780742557055
  • Page: 353
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

John Aberth

John Aberth serves as associate academic dean at Castleton State College, where he teaches history.



Comments Plagues in World History

  • ziombel

    //polishKsiążka zgodnie z tytułem opisuje największe plagi ludzkości. Książka składa się z 6 rozdziałów, poświęconych kolejno: dżumie, ospie prawdziwej, gruźlicy, cholerze, grypie i AIDS. Każdy rozdział rozpoczyna się od krótkiego scharakteryzowania choroby oraz jej objawów. Później autor przechodzi do opisu największych ataków danych chorób oraz jej skutków społecznych. Książkę kupiłem w przecenie głównie po to, aby poczytać o czarnej śmierci(epidemia dżumy w [...]


  • Andrew Willson

    This was an interesting read, it helps that I'd read more in depth on Small Pox and Cholera thanks to the amazing book Ghost Maps about the Cholera Outbreaks in England. The section about Tuberculosis definitely introduced me to some things I didn't know and will have to look further into. The Black Death and AIDS sections were the most detailed in this book and were the obviously the main interests of the author, that isn't to say he didn't treat the others fairly but he compiled significantly [...]


  • Kei

    I found this incredibly fascinating. Many of the books I have read that are dealing with the history of a specialty tend to further concentrate on a singular aspect of the specialty.This book approached various diseases from a variety of different angles, and analyzed the intermeshing of the various aspects. Polics, social response, biological effects, methods of the authorities in different regions There was a lot to learn and a lot to consider. Many new facts to file away in the "random lore" [...]


  • Angela Montgomery

    An interesting account of the social impact of epidemic diseases. The usual books about this topic have a very alarmist, apocalyptic tone. They also focus on medicine/biology rather than history. This book does a good job of balancing both. My only quibble is the inclusion of a very long chapter on AIDS. Certainly an important topic, but an illness that is quite unlike the others discussed in the book. The other chapters deal with smallpox, the real plague, influenza, etc. -- quick, unpreventabl [...]


  • J.

    Very informative book about the major epidemics that plagued mankind in recorded history. The author goes into some detail in terms of symptoms and biological causes, but also incorporates great cultural insights on the ways that different societies dealt with these devastating epydemics. The epidemics treated are: The Plague, small pox, TB, influenza, and HIV. The most devastating disease in terms of percentages was the one that accompanied the conquest of the New World (small pox, but also a v [...]


  • Bill Lenoir

    An interesting if dry read. I found interesting the discussion of how the biology of the disease interacted with the societies impacted.


  • Michelle Hoogterp

    Interesting and entertaining. I had no idea small pox was so awful.


  • Someguyfromcrowd

    The book provided a detailed look at several historical plagues, but grew somewhat dry at times.


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